Australian Sailing (& RPAYC) Special Regulations Equipment Compliance
Competitors are reminded that, all Australian Sailing (AS) Special Regulations Equipment Audit Forms expire annually, on 30th June each year. Additionlly, any RPAYC Green Book (Cruising) Equipment Audit Forms, expire 12mths from the date of validation.
A boat is not eligible to compete without a current audit on file with the club. A completed audit form is one signed by a club auditor and submitted to the Sailng Office. Please note as of 2018, the RMS are no longer issuing their 'Saftey Check Stickers'.
Competitors who will be entering a club Series (to race) or a Cruising event are required to submit a completed audit form (all expiry and supplementary documents; these may include EPIRB / PLB details as per AMSA website, Purchase receipts for Fire Extinguishers, Radio Inspection Forms, Liferaft Certificates) to the Sailing Office.
NOTE: 2020 Audits submissions are open. Send your fully completed audit form to the Sailing Office. Inspection will commence as soon as we are permitted to under social distancing rules.
Audits can be arranged for Wednesday or a Saturday morning dependant on an auditors availability. Contact the Sailing Office to arrange your audit email@example.com or 9998 3700.
|Wednesdays||0900 - 1130*|
|Saturdays||0900 - 1130*|
|*Note: Availability is based on Member Auditors Availability|
Boats with incomplete items for Category 7 audit will have 30 days to finalise their audit. Category 1-6 audits will have 60 days to finalise their audit. Boats failing to do so will have to re-book a full audit.
Which audit do I require to race or cruise at RPAYC?
To assist owners with the audit process and questions please read the following Audit Process and Owner requirements.
Auditors are happy to assist any owners whom need clarification on regulations prior to the audit. Questions related to Special Regulations can be submitted to the Sailing Office.
Australian Sailing Special Regulations and Equipment Audit Forms
|Equipment Audit Forms||Category 7||Category 6||Category 5||Category 4||Category 3||Category 2||Category 1|
|Radio Inspection Certificate Form||-||-||-||-||-||Category 3||Category 2||Category 1|
RPAYC Series Classifications & Additional Documentation Requirements:
- Category 1 – (Sydney to Auckland, Sydney to Hobart and Lord Howe races)
- Category 2 – (East Coast Blue Water Series: Sydney to Southport, Cabbage Tree Island races)
- Category 3 – (East Coast Blue Water Series: Pittwater to Coffs+, Bird Island, Port Hacking, Sydney Harbour Race, Pittwater to Newcastle Race)
- Category 4 – (Short Offshore Pointscore Series)
- Category 5 – (Pittwater to Paradise Regatta, Port Stephens Regatta, Hamilton Island Race week)
- Category 7 – (All inshore and Broken Bay (to 02) racing, includes RMS requirements for sailing in Broken Bay and the Offshore Zone)
Further infomation links below;
- RPAYC Special Regulations Additions Document Form
- Australian Sailing Special Regulations (The 2017-2020 version is valid until 30th June 2021)
- Emergency Contact Sticker
- Person-In-Charge Declaration form (required to be signed by all participants who are deemed the person in charge of the vessel whislt racing)
The Club actively encourages safe sailing. Think safety, sail safely. The Club is very proud of its excellent safety record, however we believe this can only be maintained if we actively pursue a range of initiatives aimed at minimising the risk to the sailors and boats.
- The Cruising Regulations are also referred to as the Green Book. All boats participating in Club cruising events must comply with these regulations. There are several special regulations categories and these apply to different types of cruising events. These categories are Inshore, Short Coastal, Long Coastal and Ocean. For full details and information on the Cruising Green Book Regulations see below.
- The Green Book RPAYC Cruising Regulations (as at 6th Apr 2020)
- Click here to view the Green Book Presentation
Green Book Audit Forms
The following are the current Green Book (Cruising) Equipment Audit Forms used in the Club (as at 14th Apr 2020):
- RPAYC Cruising Regulations Audit Form INSHORE
- RPAYC Cruising Regulations Audit From SHORT COASTAL Monohull & Multihull
- RPAYC Cruising Regulations Audit Form LONG Coastal Monohull
- RPAYC Cruising Regulations Audit Form LONG COASTAL Multihull
- RPAYC Cruising Regulations Audit Form OCEAN Monohull
- RPAYC Cruising Regulations Audit Form OCEAN Multihull
World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and Australian Sailing Prescriptions
- 2017-2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing
- 2017-2020 Changes to the Rules (summary)
- Australian Sailing Safety Information Notices
The Racing Rules of Sailing and the Australian Sailing Prescriptions is no longer produced as a hard copy bound book. A PDF version or e-Blue Book can now be downloaded from Australian Sailing.
The World Sailing Racing Rules can also be downloaded as an app, search for World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing.